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JBF in the News: Expo Milano Previews

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

July 14, 2014


In 2015, for the first time in the history of world's fairs, Expo Milano will focus exclusively on food. As one of the leading organizers of America's participation, the James Beard Foundation will engage the expo's theme, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life," by creating an ambitious, interactive pavilion that will showcase the diversity and deliciousness of American food today, as well as our country’s leading role in feeding the planet in the future.

We'll be sharing more news about the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano this Wednesday, when simultaneous groundbreaking ceremonies will take place at the Expo site in Milan and at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. In the meantime, check out these two pieces of recent media coverage:

This video from Italian tourist station i-Italy features interviews with major event organizations, including the International Culinary Center's Dorothy Cann Hamilton, who is president of USA Pavilion. [i-Italy/YouTube]

Here's a preview of the design of USA Pavilion, which seeks to go beyond the more traditional, "linear" design of American structures at past world's fairs. [The Architects Newspaper]

For more information about USA Pavilion, visit and follow @USAexpo2015 on Twitter. To learn more about Expo Milan, visit and follow @Expo2015Milano